2005 OSAI Ballet & Modern Dance Information
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BALLET

Application Deadline: February 4, 2005

Instructional sessions include five hours a day of advanced ballet technique, ballet variations, pointe class, and pas de deux class (if enrollment permits). One hour a day of Pilates or Feldenkrais complements dance instruction. Students rehearse and perform in variations of ballet repertoire at lecture/demonstrations and/or workshop presentations. Students rehearse and perform in a final project. Twenty students are accepted.

Prerequisites

  • A minimum of three (3) years of formal ballet training
  • Applicants must currently participate in at least three (3) ballet classes per week
  • Female applicants must have a minimum of two (2) years of pointe experience and must currently participate in at least two (2) pointe classes per week.

Mandatory Audition Attire

Females: Black leotards, pink tights, pink slippers, and pointe shoes. Hair must be pulled back and secured off the face.

Males: White t-shirts, black tights, and black shoes. Hair must be pulled back and secured off the face.


MODERN DANCE

Application Deadline: February 4, 2005

Instructional sessions include five hours a day of technique class that develops the body as an expressive instrument through flexibility and mobility, and works toward freedom of expression in space. One hour a day of Pilates or Feldenkrais complements dance instruction. In preparation for a presentation, students learn composition, improvisation, and rehearse repertoire. Students also rehearse and perform in a final project. Twenty students are accepted.

Prerequisite

  • A minimum of three (3) years of dance training
Mandatory Audition Attire

Females: Black leotards and black or pink footless tights. Hair must be pulled back and secured off the face.

Males: White t-shirts and footless tights. Hair must be pulled back and secured off the face.
Application and Audition Requirements
  • Application Form and Supplemental Information
  • Two signed, sealed Recommendation Forms
  • One copy of your birth certificate
  • $10 application fee
  • $15 late fee, if applicable
As soon as possible, call the Oklahoma Arts Institute office at (405) 319-9019 to schedule attendance at one of the auditions. Audition spaces fill quickly. Please arrive early to check-in and warm-up. (Video tapes are not accepted as a substitute for live auditions.)

Ballet and Modern Dance Audition Locations

Tulsa: Saturday, February 5th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tulsa Ballet, 4512 South Peoria Avenue
Oklahoma City: Sunday, February 27th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Ballet Oklahoma, 7421 North Classen

Dance Judging Criteria
  • Technical ability
  • Musicality
  • Quickness of mind; ability to pick up and retain combinations and corrections
  • Awareness of line and quality of movement
Adjudicators are members of the Oklahoma Arts Institute’s Dance Advisory Panel. Since the Panel judges both ballet and modern dance auditions, they may conclude that your strengths lie in either the modern dance or the ballet class, and recommend that you are placed in that class. For this reason, dancers are strongly encouraged to apply for both ballet and modern dance. If you apply for both disciplines, please complete two applications and send two $10 non-refundable application fees.

The ballet program of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the ConocoPhillips Ballet Fund. The modern dance program of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the Kerr Foundation Modern Dance Fund.



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